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Forum staff reports, Published December 05 2013

Fargo South RB Johannesson receives Gatorade honor

FARGO – Fargo South standout junior running back James Johannesson was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for football in North Dakota on Thursday.

Johannesson – 6-foot-2, 210-pounds – rushed for 2,671 yards and 29 touchdowns on 266 carries for the Bruins.

He helped South to a 9-3 record and a Class 3A state championship. Johannesson rushed for 236 yards and three touchdowns in the state championship game.

Johannesson was named to the Class 3A all-state first team for the second straight season and also competes in hockey and track and field at South.